Berlin Wall History Tour for Kids

Spark your child's imagination with astonishing stories of divided Berlin
From US$489 privately
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Tour Details
2.5 hours
Product Type
  • East Side Gallery
  • TV Tower
Photos & Highlights
  • Private interactive walk tailored for families and children
  • Led by a local scholar
Tour Description
Once upon a time, not very long ago, Berlin was not one city, but two. This 2.5-hour walk, part of our family program, gives children of all ages insight into what life was like during the days when the Berlin Wall separated the city. The combination of legendary sights, engaging activities, and astonishing stories will captivate families—whether return visitors or Berlin first-timers.

(If you're looking for a tour tailored for adults, please see our Berlin Wall tour.)

War’s End

In the aftermath of World War II, Germany’s future was deeply uncertain. An enormous wall surrounded the western part of the city, which, at the time, was divided up between the American, British and French, who had helped to liberate Berlin at the end of World War II. The eastern side was controlled by the USSR, whose forces had been instrumental in defeating the Nazis.

Take a sneak peek of what this tour has to offer with a slideshow of highlights from the East Side Gallery.

A New Normal

The concrete divider tore the city apart like never before. Children were separated from their parents, and people were no longer able to get to work. With the Wall in place, the differences between East and West became more pronounced. Traces of this can be seen all over the city today, from architecture to traffic signals, streetlights to street art. So what was it like to live in a city cut in half? How did life differ in the East and the West? Our expert guide will be on hand to spark children’s imaginations with activities and discussions about growing up in Berlin during that singular era.

Vivid History

We’ll start at the East Side Gallery, a colorfully decorated part of the original Berlin Wall—the longest remaining stretch—and act out what it might have been like as a family separated by the Wall. We’ll examine the pictures and talk about what they mean, and imagine what we might draw ourselves. Then we’ll jump on the S-Bahn train to Alexanderplatz, where we'll shoot to the top of the iconic TV Tower with skip-the-line tickets to take in panoramic views of the city. From 200 meters up, there are still plenty of visible signs of a city with two very different stories to tell. 


Is this tour suitable for people with mobility issues? 
Unfortunately, the TV Tower is not accessible for people with mobility issues. This is because of the structure of the building and the lack of safe means of exit in the case of evacuation. Please reach out to us for more information or to discuss alternative tours that are accessible.
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Excellent. We did the children’s tour of the Berlin Wall with Igor. Highly recommended!
Roberta did a very nice job - and while not as strong and engaging as Vanessa in Amsterdam, she was good and knew her stuff. The tour itself (the material) was not the best as our walk along the way could have included more history and I would actually blame the city of Berlin for the lack of material and items to review. View from Tower was ok, not sure it was worth the 100 euros plus the time away from the tour. We have taken context tours in Paris, Rome, Berlin and Amsterdam and this was the weakest material to work with - would not recommend this to first-time visitors to Berlin at this price tag.
Great tour. Aaron was a great guide. He really connected with our kids and made the morning both informative and fun.